Samuel Green, poet and editor, writes about the Pacific Northwest landscape “with accessible, elemental observations of life’s small turns.” He has written eleven collections of poetry, including Washington State Book Award winner The Grace of Necessity (2008) and Vertebrae: Poems 1978–1994 (1997).
Green was named the first Washington State poet laureate in 2007. He is also the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Green grew up in Washington State. After a tour with the Coast Guard, he was educated at Highline Community College and Western Washington University, where he earned a BA and an MA. He has taught at Seattle University and is the founding editor of Brooding Heron Press, which he runs with his wife, Sally, on Washington State’s remote Waldron Island.
(The information in this short bio was drawn in part from Poetry.org.)